11 health benefits of Bladderwrack

11 health benefits of Bladderwrack

Bladderwrack with its Latin root name (Fucus vesiculosus) is one of the most common types of sea weed found in our oceans and has made it to the superfoods list.

Other common names of bladderwrack include; red fucus, rockweed, and black tang. Bladderwrack is an edible brown seaweed of the kelp variety.

Bladderwrack has many health benefits, It has high levels of iodine, potassium, mucilage, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin.

As well as numerous other phytochemicals and compounds such as phloroglucinol, mucopolysaccharides, fucophorethols, phlorotannin, algin, lipids, sulphuryl , sulphonyl  and phosphonyl-glycosyl ester diglycerides.

In fact, bladderwrack was the original source of iodine for nutritional diets and therapeutic purposes.

bladderwrack health benefits

Here are 11 Health Benefits of bladderwrack

here are 11 Health Benefits of bladderwrack

Back in the 19th century, the main source of iodine was bladderwrack. As a result, its popularity grew and with time, it became clear that bladderwrack contained supplements that aided in thyroid functioning. Iodine is an important supplement in the body when it comes to balancing of metabolic and hormonal activities in our bodies. Subsequently, as a rich source of iodine, bladderwrack has been linked to the treatment of several types of thyroid disorders.